Well, it appears that DA has bestowed upon us the ability to change our username at will!
So I thought for a moment, (as long as my attention span runs...)
and thought I might change mine to *JustBob
then I thought about Fred....A cop stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name.
"Fred," he replies.
"Fred what?" the officer asks.
"Just Fred," the man responds.
The officer is in a good mood and thinks he might just give the biker a break, and write him out a warning instead of a ticket.
The officer then presses him for the last name.
The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it.
The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. "Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?"
The biker replies, "It's a long story, so stay with me. I was born Fred Johnson. I studied hard and got good grades. When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Johnson, MD.
"After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through School, got my degree, so then I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS.
"Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS, with VD.
"Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Johnson, MD, with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving me as Fred Johnson with VD. Then the VD took away my 'Johnson', so now, I'm, Just Fred."
The officer walked away in tears, laughing.....
So, I decided that won't work. I suppose I could change it to *SomeoneNamedBob
but I really think that's too long. I could change it to what my wife calls me, then it reminded me of this:So the kids Dad was really proud of himself, for the first time in his life he had gone hunting and killed a deer, and tonight his lovely wife cooked some venison for dinner. Since the kids had never eaten venison before, Dad decided not to tell them what it was until they had tried it.
About halfway through the meal, Willie asks, "Mom, this is really good, what is it?"
"Take a guess," Mom replied.
The kids think for a minute before Susie asks, "can you please give us a hint?"
To which Mom replies, "sure, it is the same word that I sometimes call your Father."
Susie gasps in horror and screams, "SPIT IT OUT WILLIE, IT'S ASSHOLE!"
Then someone on here referred to me as "Mr. Alice". That's okay, it was meant lovingly...... I think...
But that did give me a path in which to think. Now, my wife is *LadyAliceofOz
Believe it or not, I came up with that name for her. It started out as LadyAliceOfWeirdsville, but that was too long. So I suggested the Oz theme from The Wizard Of Oz. So, a "Lady" is a title used by women of the British peerage, and French aristocracy. With a tiny bit of research I came up with this new name! You see, a "Lady" really should have an "Earl" or "Marquess" for a husband... Problem is the name MarquisofOz was taken, so the *MarquisDeAhhs
wsa the next
Now to avoid confusion with the Aussies, I made it MarquisDeAhhs to play off the old Kansas Tourisms "Kansas Land of Ahhs!" which has since been stolen by Arizona... The original "Land of Ahhs" was a play on words from The Wizard Of Oz, in which Dorothy's home was in Kansas.
I had come up with a couple other names, like the "ScarecrowOfOz" but then there's the line... "If I only had a brain!"
So some of you might wonder about why the name change, and what the hell the old name meant anyway. Well, at the time I came on to DA, I was studying and practicing Therapeutic Touch
<<< this link explains the history of it. Normally, I would give you a Wiki link, but the Wikipedia article is very biased towards the practice. Anyways... I digress...
When I was setting up my DA account, and was on the phone with my daughter, she said "Dad, you have to come up with a name!" So that was the only thing I could think of at the time. About two months later Alice wanted to join DA.
By that time I knew the ropes a little better. I told her she would need a name, and I suggested LadyAliceOfWierdsville.... Problem was, the name was too long. So I suggested *LadyAliceofOz and it stuck! One other note, we had no idea that the Brits referred to Austrailia as "Oz". L.Frank Baum who was an American author wrote The Wizard Of Oz from his experiences of living in South Dakota, and placed Dorothy in Kansas. So, if you are familiar with the movie, you realize at the end, that Dorothy never really left her home, and experienced the fantasy as a dream. So technically she never left Kansas. The only reason I have found for Australia being called "The Land Of Oz" has to do with phonetics, of the shortening of "Aussie" by the Brits to Auzzie to "Ozzy" to simply "Oz".
OH! By the way, it's still just "Bob"
It's been a while since I did a feature, so I've decided to feature some folks who have used my stock images...
Just in case anybody wants to know. I'm 56 years old. I have no illusions regarding photography as a career. I was a professional wedding and portrait shooter many many years ago. I was trained by a PPAA award winning Professional Photographer. I now shoot primarily for fun, and enjoy helping others as I can. To dispel any misunderstandings, I've never referred to myself as an "artist".
To me, that is a professional designation.
I am a shooter, that's what I am.
a professional craftsperson, and so is my wife. My wife and I have run our own business for the past 34 years, and we manage to keep our heads afloat. (most of the time)
I also do not discuss what I do for a living on DA, as this is my pleasure, and I prefer not to mix my profession with my pleasure.
My wife is: *LadyAliceofOz
Anyone who has ed my works...
By the way, if I'm watching you, and you're watching me, I probably won't thank you for any 's.
I'll spend more time going through your gallery, or viewing your deviations, and talking with you via comments because I'm not spending time thanking for 's!
Also, I don't accept "tags".... If you want to know something about me, ask, if you need to know it I will tell you.
Also, this is a Politics, Religion, and Hate free zone. I have friends from all walks of life, all religious denominations, sects, you name it.
In my journal features you're likely to find a Jew's deviation next to an Arabs, Black next to White and any combination in between.
One other note. I am a former Marine. It was an honor to serve my country.
I am proud of all service people around the world, who choose to serve their countries, past and present.
I have close friends who were Army Pathfinders, My Brother was Special Forces in Viet-Nam. My Mother was a WAVE (Navy WWII), My Father was also a Marine during WWII.
A particular deviant here that I watch is former Air Force, another is in the Navy. A close young friend of mine just joined the Coast Guard.
I entered the service in 1974 when the Navy & Marines no longer accepted would be young felons,and trouble makers and the Army no longer accepted losers and conscripts. Since that time in military history the services have learned that we're all pulling on the same rope. There's no room on my page for badmouthing any branch of the service. I refuse to engage in berating any branch of the United States Armed forces. We all served under the same flag . If anyone chooses to berate any service, they will be blocked from my page. If you don't like what the U.S. Government does all the time.... tough!
At one point in history or another The United States and it's people have come to the aid in one fashion or another of your government, or peoples, don't bitch about mine, as I don't bitch about yours.
There's nothing we can really do about those who hate. So don't spread it around here please!
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